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DIY Gardening & Crafts Videos

Looking for fun mini gardening projects to do on your own or with your friends and families? Check out our easy to follow DIY videos to get you started!

How To Make a Scent Bag in 4 Steps

 
You will need:

  • Mesh bag
  • Scissors
  • Essential oils
  • Fragrant herbs (e.g. Pandan, lemongrass, kaffir lime)

Steps:

  1. Cut the herbs into small pieces
  2. Fill the mesh bag with the cut herbs
  3. Add in a few drops of essential oils of your choice
  4. Pull the strings to secure the bag

Create A Kokedama in 8 Steps


You will need:

  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Soaked sphagnum moss or coconut fibre
  • Plant of your choice

Steps:

  1. Remove the plant from the pot
  2. Remove excess soil from the plant
  3. Shape the soil into a ball
  4. Squeeze out excess water from the sphagnum moss
  5. Cover the soil with sphagnum moss
  6. Continue shaping the sphagnum moss into a ball
  7. Secure the sphagnum moss with twine
  8. Cut the twine and secure the loose end with a knot 

Handmade Botanical Paper in 11 Steps


You will need:

  • Baking trays
  • Sieve or netting
  • Plastic bottle
  • Dish towel
  • Non-glossy scrap paper
  • Flowers, leaves, seeds 

Steps:

  1. Shred the paper into small pieces
  2. Insert the shredded paper into the bottle
  3. Cover the shredded paper with water
  4. Shake the bottle vigorously
  5. Spread the pulp evenly over the netting
  6. Sieve the pulp mixture to remove excess water
  7. Add leaves and flowers as desired
  8. Place another netting on top
  9. Gently pat dry with a dish towel
  10. Peel off from the netting
  11. Dry overnight and peel off when fully dried

Nature Printing in 7 Steps


You will need:

  • Rubber mallet or big pebble
  • Plain canvas cloth
  • Clear adhesive tape
  • Variety of leaves and flowers
  • Flat surface e.g. thick magazine

Steps:

  1. Place the fabric over a flat surface
  2. Trim any excess or bulging plant parts
  3. Arrange the flowers and leaves as desired
  4. Secure the flowers and leaves with adhesive tape
  5. Pound firmly with a rubber mallet or big pebble
  6. Turn over to check that the dye has been fully transferred
  7. Remove the adhesive tape

DIY Self-Watering Planter in 8 Steps


You will need:

  • Potting mix
  • Spade
  • Strips of old cloth or yarn
  • Scissors or penknife
  • Clean plastic bottle
  • Plant of your choice

Steps:

  1. Cut the bottle horizontally along the centre
  2. Create a hole in the bottle cap large enough for the cloth to pass through
  3. Thread the cloth through the hole
  4. Screw the cap back on the bottle
  5. Fill the bottle with some water
  6. Invert the top half of the bottle
  7. Fill the top half of the bottle with potting mix
  8. Transplant the plant and water well
 

 

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Last updated on 17 June 2020

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